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Opponents of possible Michigan wolf hunt plan to turn in signatures aimed at forcing vote

LANSING, MI – A coalition including The Humane Society of the United States says it has gathered enough voter signatures to put any potential plans for a wolf hunting season in Michigan on hold.

The coalition called Keep Michigan Wolves Protected says it will turn in more than 240,000 voter signatures to state election officials on Wednesday. If at least 161,305 of those signatures are deemed valid, a new state law that could lead to a wolf hunt would be at least temporarily suspended. Michigan voters would then decide the law’s fate during the November 2014 election.

Michigan wildlife officials are expected to make a formal recommendation next month on whether the state should allow a wolf hunting season. A vote on the recommendation is not expected at the April meeting of the Natural Resources Commission, but a vote could come at a later date.

If a hunt were to be held, it likely would be confined to parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…

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